There is no excuse for a fall resulting in injury at an Anaheim nursing home or assisted care facility. Recent statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted that the average number of falls in a nursing home across the US is 2 per bed per year. This is an astonishing statistic, and speaks to the national and local issues of understaffing and lack of appropriate supervision and care being delivered at many Anaheim nursing home and assisted care facilities. Patients who are being neglected may attempt to get out of bed to simply use the rest room, or to seek a glass of water. When staffing levels are appropriate and the skill and certification of health care providers meets California’s rigid standards the incidence of injury drops substantially. If your loved one was injured in a fall at a nursing home or assisted care facility you should contact us immediately.
The patients in these facilities are by their very nature more susceptible to a fall, and the frailty of their body and slowed reflexes often result in serious injury. When a senior citizen falls, the most common injuries are a fractured hip, broken bones or severe head trauma. These injuries result in additional suffering that the patient should not be forced to endure. We help the families of these injury victims to hold nursing homes accountable for a fall resulting in injury. It is often necessary to move your loved one to another facility, and there will be additional costs in medical treatment and future care.
My name is Rivers Morrell and I have more than 40 years of experience serving injury victims and their families in Orange and Riverside Counties. If your loved has suffered a fall resulting in injury I invite you to contact us for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400. There is no cost to you or your loved one out of pocket as we are paid on a contingency fee basis. Review the comments of our clients, and the recognition of the legal industry and know that your loved one is in skilled, experienced and caring hands.